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New York Times, Wednesday, December 26, 1979

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1979, The New York TimesNo. 11,005
Across
1. Johann Sebastian ___ : BACH
5. Sharp blow : CLAP
9. ___ morgana (mirage) : FATA
13. Singer Fitzgerald : ELLA
14. Leander's love : HERO
15. Rational : SOBER
16. Like ___ of bricks : ATON
17. "The ___ that men do . . . " : EVIL
18. Letter permitting a cleric to transfer : EXEAT
19. Comic verse : DOGGEREL
21. Spays : ALTERS
22. Dismal : DIRE
23. Make a canine sound : GNAR
24. British lord's domain : BARONY
27. Carpenter's support : SAWHORSE
31. Item in a makeup kit : ROUGE
32. Soft drink : COLA
33. Rockweed : TANG
34. Ending with post : ERN
35. Arbor : BOWER
36. Caesar's "man" : VIR
37. On the roof : ATOP
39. Regrets : RUES
40. ___ de chine : CREPE
42. Multiply : MANIFOLD
44. Kind of ray : VIOLET
45. Crossed bars : GRID
46. Information : DATA
47. Orator Webster : DANIEL
50. Andirons : FIREDOGS
54. To pieces : APART
55. Jai ___ : ALAI
56. Triangular instrument : HARP
57. Populace : DEMOS
58. Crescent-shaped figure : LUNE
59. River formed at Pittsburgh : OHIO
60. Genesis locale : EDEN
61. "___, Kindly Light" : LEAD
62. Outburst or outrush : GUST
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1. Draw a ___ on (aim) : BEAD
2. Lowest female voice : ALTO
3. Patten : CLOG
4. Furtive : HANGDOG
5. Amarelle : CHERRY
6. Reception : LEVEE
7. Seed covering : ARIL
8. Cambodia's Pot : POL
9. Dance in 4/4 time : FOXTROT
10. ___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
11. Sign of sorrow : TEAR
12. Crafts' companion : ARTS
15. Psalm word : SELAH
20. "___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
21. Sadat : ANWAR
23. Hurricanes' little cousins : GALES
24. Golden shiner : BREAM
25. Insect's vital vessel : AORTA
26. Kind of sentence : RUNON
27. Sprinkled : SOWED
28. "Boléro" composer : RAVEL
29. Marsh bird : SNIPE
30. Plume source : EGRET
32. "I ___ a tale unfold . . . ": Hamlet : COULD
35. Tumult : BROIL
38. Blast-furnace product : PIGIRON
40. Mention : CITE
41. Dangerous driver : ROADHOG
43. Lute parts : FRETS
44. Diverse : VARIED
46. Huntress of mythology : DIANA
47. Florida county : DADE
48. Mimicked : APED
49. Epithet : NAME
50. Soft, fluffy lint : FLUE
51. Diamond Head location : OAHU
52. Cubist Juan : GRIS
53. Cleaner's concern : SPOT
55. "___ the Way," 1957 song : ALL

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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